Fans of quirky pop-rockers A Million Pieces should head over to mtvU.com and vote for their song “Laserbeams,” one of five videos in this week’s Freshmen contest. The video with the most votes will automatically be entered into rotation on mtvU, MTV’s 24-hour college network. There is no limit on the number of times you can vote.
The name “A Million Pieces” was actually inspired by the chorus of “Laserbeams,” the first single from the up-and-coming LA band’s self-titled EP (iTunes). For more information and updates from the fun-loving group, visit AMillionPiecesMusic.com and find them on Facebook and Twitter.
Fearlessly autobiographical songs, a scorching live show, and a genuine bond of brotherhood: Morgan Freed (lead vocals/guitar); Peter Vanderloos (guitar/vocals); Ryan Brown (bass) and Stephen Soss (piano and assorted instruments) are A Million Pieces.
While the band might describe what they do as “edgy pop music with attitude,” there is an illumination to their music and their lives. “We’re not dark and mysterious, were honest,” Peter says. “We like to laugh, have fun and be idiots. We’re serious 10 percent of the time.” The band’s name is extracted from a set of lyrics penned by Morgan. “You see I feel like I’m a million pieces/And when you see you’re seeing laser beams.” That said, these beams are now focused on a band united by power, professionalism and progress. “It’s not like I can preach to someone,” says Peter. “Our lives have gotten 180 degrees better, and we’re growing everyday, but we’re not perfect. We’re honest.”
As this honesty inspires songs, so does it fuel performances. “We’re in the business for the time we are on stage performing live for our audience, and that’s what we do all this shit for,” says Peter Vanderloos. “And it’s worth it.”